Rooney Mara lands Oldboy female Lead?

30 Sep

Rooney for Oldboy? Surely the britain striker is healthier fitted to a live-action Shrek film? No, it’s Rooney Mara who could find herself starring with Josh Brolin and Christian Bale in Spike Lee’s remake of Oldboy – if the rumours are true. Sources told Twitch that Mara is the project’s first choice for the feminine lead, playing a personality renamed as Marie within the US version of the film. Mara appears to be shifting categories from ‘one to observe’ into ‘one to watch on the multiplex’, given her recent work on films comparable to David Fincher’s Girl With The Dragon Tattoo remake, The Social Network and the Nightmare On Elm Street reboot. Reports suggest that Brolin has now been confirmed for the lead role, playing a person who’s kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years before being released. Christian Bale is believed to be first choice for the villain role, although there’s still no word on whether so they can happen yet. Mark Protosevich (Thor, I’M Legend) has penned a script for the Oldboy remake that incorporates elements of Park Chan-wook‘s original, story from the comic which impressed that film and new material.

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Posted by on September 30, 2011 in Magazine


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